View Full Version : Osama got sumpin ta say.

30th Oct 2004, 18:05
Osama drops in to play
By David Rennie and Eunice Moscoso
October 31, 2004
The Sun-Herald

Osama bin Laden thrust himself into the heart of the US presidential election yesterday, directly urging the American people to take their nation's security into their own hands and turn aside from policies hostile to the Muslim world.

The stunning intervention by the al-Qaeda leader, who looked gaunt but relatively fit and wore Arab dress, is certain to dominate the closing few days of the election.

Bin Laden's dramatic appearance set off a slanging match between John Kerry and President George Bush, with the Democratic candidate reviving the contention that Mr Bush missed an opportunity to capture or kill bin Laden during the Afghan war.


Excerpts from bin Laden's statement
October 30, 2004 - 11:08AM

To the American people, my talk to you is about the best way to avoid another Manhattan, about the war, its reasons and its consequences.

Security is an important element of human life, and free people do not squander their security, contrary to Bush's claims that we hate freedom. Let him tell us why didn't we attack Sweden, for example.

It is known that those who hate freedom do not have dignified souls, like those of the 19 blessed ones. We fought you because we are free ... and want to regain freedom for our nation. As you undermine our security we undermine yours.

Even as you enter the fourth year after the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush is still misleading and deluding you and hiding the real reason from you. Consequently, there are still reasons to repeat what happened. I will tell you about the reasons behind these attacks and will tell you the truth about the moments during which the decision was made, for you to contemplate.

God knows that it had not occurred to our mind to attack the towers, but after our patience ran out and we saw the injustice and tyranny of the American-Israeli alliance toward our people in Palestine and Lebanon, this came to my mind. The incidents that affected me directly go back to 1982 and afterward, when America allowed Israelis to invade Lebanon, with the help of the American 6th Fleet.

In those difficult moments many emotions came over me which are hard to describe, but they resulted in a strong feeling against injustice and a strong determination to punish the unjust.

"As I watched the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it occurred to me punish the unjust the same way [and] to destroy towers in America so it could taste some of what we are tasting and to stop killing our children and women.

We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration, because it is similar to regimes in our countries, half of which are ruled by the military and the other half are ruled by the sons of kings and presidents. We have a long experience with them. They have a lot of pride, arrogance, greed and thievery.

This resemblance became clear in the Bush the father's visits to the region. ... He wound up being impressed by the royal and military regimes and envied them for staying decades in their positions and embezzling the nation's money with no supervision.

He passed on tyranny and oppression to his son, and they called it the PATRIOT act, under the pretext of fighting terror. Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud from the leaders of the [Mideast] region to Florida to use it in critical moments.


Sounds like Osama has had enough. And they all used to be such good friends too. Why not have some peace-talks and all try to see eye to eye. Or is it a war of eradication now? Is that a bad thing??